Sci-Tech

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

By Dmitry Zaks Agence France-Presse LONDON, UK (AFP) — Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police to help its artificial intelligence tools track livestreams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre. In March, a self-professed …

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Samsung to launch foldable smartphone after major delay

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Tech giant Samsung has said it will launch its hotly anticipated first foldable smartphone on Friday, months after faulty screens forced an embarrassing delay of its release. The world’s largest smartphone maker spent nearly eight …

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New Huawei handset to launch without Google apps

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Huawei’s upcoming flagship Mate 30 smartphone will launch next month without key Google apps, creating a disadvantage for the Chinese tech giant hit by US sanctions. A Google spokesperson confirmed Thursday that the California …

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In first, brain waves detected in lab grown mini-brains

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFP) — Scientists have picked up electrical activity in pea-sized, lab-grown brains for the first time, paving the way to model neurological conditions and answer fundamental questions on how our gray matter develops. It’s not clear whether …

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Apple apologizes for listening to Siri talk, sets new rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFP) — Apple on Wednesday apologized for its digital assistant Siri sharing some of what it heard with quality control workers as it unveiled new rules for handling data from conversations. Under the changes, Apple will allow its …

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400 US police agencies partner with Amazon on smart doorbell

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFP) — Amazon said Wednesday more than 400 US police departments had joined its “Ring Neighbors” network, a program aimed at curbing crime using video from the company’s smart doorbell that has raised civil liberties concerns. The program …

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Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

by Maria ANTONOVA MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration …

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Singapore to trial driverless buses booked with an app

  SINGAPORE (AFP) — Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state. Well-organised and high-tech, Singapore has become a …

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Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their …

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New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

PARIS, France (AFP) — A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a study published Monday. “We talking …

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ESports: T-Wolves Gaming capture 2019 NBA 2K League Championship title

Tennie Sumague EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) T-Wolves Gaming, an affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, became the first expansion team to capture the NBA 2K League Championship title. Overcoming a three-hour technical delay, T-Wolves Gaming defeated the …

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Twitter reveals unauthorized data use

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — The social network Twitter said overnight that user’s personal data had been used for advertising purposes, without their consent and despite dedicated settings to counteract such events. A Twitter statement said the fault was corrected …

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